Last Friday, the world Council of FIA Motorsport approved amendments to the sports regulations of Formula 1 for the season 2020, which pertain to the distribution of racing tires and adjustment of the starting procedure. All changes dictated by the desire to make the process of carrying out stages of the world championship F1 in terms of the impact of the pandemic in the fashion industry easier and cheaper.
For this purpose, in particular, resolved to amend article 24.2 of the regulations, which in the new edition negate the right of teams to choose slicks. At the start of next week in Austria the season 2020 all participating teams of world Cup will receive one race weekend the same set of slicks Pirelli P Zero for each pilot, consisting of eight sets of soft tires Soft (red stripe), four sets of rubber Medium (yellow stripe) and one set of hard tires Hard (white band).
Recall that in may this year, the head of the racing programs Pirelli Mario Isola in an interview Motorsport.com announced that Pirelli is negotiating with the teams about the same for all select sets of tires or restrictions on choices that will allow the Italian tire manufacturers in terms of the tight schedule of the Grand Prix to secure the supply of racing rubber in the shortest possible time. Now of wishes the exclusive supplier of tyres in Formula-1 established by an official decision of the FIA, which was supported by all teams.
In addition to the selection rules of the tires were adjusted and timing of ads on the compositions of the slicks for the upcoming Grand Prix: for the European stages over 9 weeks for Asian and American for 15 weeks in advance. In the previous edition of the sports regulations time was one week less, and the accepted changes are due to the still ongoing work on the world Championship calendar.
And finally, it was decided to shorten the time of the starting procedure with half an hour to 20 minutes, when the wheels must be installed on the cars five minutes before the start, and not three as before.